Instructor Training Programme

Learn as you earn and take your OE with us this winter! 

If you’ve been a skier or snowboarder for quite some time, maybe grew up on our mountains, or maybe just finished Uni and are waiting for that big opportunity to travel and work overseas on your ‘OE’… Why not come and OE with us here this winter and gain instructing qualifications to add to your CV for when the borders do open!

Maybe you’re in a career transition post-Covid and keen to experience something you have a real passion for – teaching skiing and snowboarding is one of the most rewarding and fun professions available for snow lovers.

Our Snowsports crew are an important part of our mountain families and help us deliver on our promise to our guests of providing an unforgettable experience.

As a Rookie Instructor at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Mt Hutt, we have high expectations that you will strive to deliver an exceptional experience for all our guests in every lesson you deliver, each and every day.

We are looking for some pretty special people! We’re running our first Rookie (not yet qualified) Instructor Hiring Clinic at the beginning of our 2021 winter season:

  • 12/13 June at Mt Hutt
  • 19/20 June at Coronet Peak for Queenstown based roles.

Your Ability

You’ll be an advanced skier or rider, confident in all terrain and conditions.

Opportunity to join our team:

During the Rookie Instructor Hiring Clinic, you will begin the journey of training towards becoming a professional ski or snowboard instructor.

Led by our highly experienced trainers, this programme is designed for New Zealand or Australian residents who are inspired to follow one of the best and original pathways into becoming a qualified ski or snowboard instructor. What could be more fun than earning as you’re learning?!

At the end of the 2-day instructor training clinic, applicants may be offered a full-time seasonal ‘intern’ position with NZSki in one of our Queenstown or Mt Hutt Snowsports Schools as a ‘Rookie’ Instructor, with a commitment to a minimum duration of employment over the season. 

To find out more and to register click on the link below.

With short and long courses to suit new instructors or those already qualified, there’s no better way to enjoy your gap year, career gap, winter adventure, or to develop your career in the snowsports industry. For more details about the full range of courses, training opportunities, and accommodation packages please visit one of our training partners. 

Register here for Queenstown

Register here for Mt Hutt

Our Other Training Partners


SITCo started in 2002 at Coronet Peak and since then it has seen many keen skiers and snowboarders come through their programmes and go on to snowsports adventures all round the world. SITCo offer courses of different lengths for different abilities, working with Coronet Peak & The Remarkables Snowsport Schools SITCo also offer Intership programs. SITCo is ran by two of Coronet Peaks top trainers. Colin and Gavin will be sure to look after you.

Snow Trainers

Snow Trainers was founded in Queenstown in 2003 with the aim of providing the BEST ski and snowboard training possible - which is why we work with the leading snowsports school in the Southern Hemisphere! We offer many different courses and internships, and can tailor courses to suit your needs. As well as fantastic training we also organise lots of off-snow activities to make sure you have an amazing winter experience you will never forget!

EA Ski and Snowboard

EA Ski and Snowboard partner with NZSki to provide instructor internships and training courses in both Queenstown resorts and also at Mt Hutt. EA provide support all the way through your journey to becoming an instructor, from helping you chose the right program to looking for jobs in the future around the world. Our experienced staff have spent years in the industry and as we are based in Queenstown, we’re right here ready to help out with anything!and would be happy to discuss your options with you!


Is it your dream to become a ski instructor in New Zealand for an entire season? Would you like to trade in the summer for a snow-covered, mountainous landscape? If so, you have come the right place. We are extremely proud to present this unique opportunity: 10-weeks of summer as a ski instructor in Queenstown, New Zealand! For the first time in Snowminds’ history, you now have the opportunity to take the Level 1 & 2 ski instructor course “Down Under” with Snowminds. All of this while living in Queenstown, experiencing a season in The Remarkables, New Zealand – the ultimate ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. The only downside is our few 8 spots – so be quick and secure yourself a spot ASAP.